ALUMINUM & ZINC DIE CASTING
Bardane specializes in full dies as well as modular tooling for quick set-up of both short and long runs. Our innovative internal structure allows us to be competitive with off-shore pricing, and also allows us to accommodate any size production run, from as few as 50 pieces to quantities exceeding 1,000,000. Castings requiring inserts of another material, such as aluminum, steel, copper or bronze are also commonly produced by Bardane. Process monitoring with Visi-Trak® equipment, as well as strict adherence to ISO-certified Process Control and Monitoring Procedures ensures dependable repeatability of the casting process. 34 Hydraulic Trim Presses ranging from 1 to 75 tons, including both Tie-Bar and C-Frame designs are used to degate and trim the casting parting line after production. Well-constructed trim dies, built to close tolerances mean that many die castings will require no further finishing or machining operations.
For the production of aluminum alloy die castings, Bardane utilizes 20 cold chamber die casting machines ranging from 450 to 1200 lockup tons which are able to produce castings up to approximately 25 lbs. The standard alloys cast at Bardane are 360, 380, and 383. We have the flexibility to handle other alloys upon request.
Die trimming is a very integral part of the casting process. Trimming dies made exactly to the tolerances of the actual part are critical to the overall part quality. Hardened steel cutters and punches clean off gating & overflows, punch holes and any residual flashing that may be on the casting. Care is taken to ensure all trim components are routinely cleaned and sharpened.
HYDRAULIC TRIM PRESSES
TIE-BAR, C-STYLE FRAME
1 - 75 TON
There are 8 CNC Vertical Machining Centers, 3 CNC Horizontal Machining Centers, and 6 CNC lathes, provide milling drilling, tapping, countersinking, boring and reaming functions and are capable of achieving +/- .0005" tolerance
Conventional machine tools, including Single Drill Presses, Gang Drill Presses, Tapping Heads, Multiple Drill Heads, Lead Screw Tapping Machines, Sanders, and Lathes are also utilized for the machining of die castings.
Bardane provides a variety of finishes: ceramic, plastic or stone vibratory, stainless steel burnishing, and stainless or steel shot blast finishing. With our wide assortment of vibratory de-burring and shot blasting equipment we are able to satisfy any surface finishing needs.
In addition, we have established relationships with well-qualified suppliers for powder coating, electro-static painting, anodizing, zinc, copper & nickel plating, and heat treat/stress relieving.
We offer many different types packaging. Bulk, layer, individually wrapped are a few to mention. We can accommodate just about any of your packaging needs to ensure safe and proper protection of your parts.